Mourinho reportedly a big fan of Spurs’ 19-year-old midfield prospect

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According Football.London, Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho has a plenty of admiration for midfielder Oliver Skipp and considers the youngster as part of his future plans.

Mourinho has already shown since his arrival in North London in November that he is prepared to give youngsters a chance by putting his trust in the likes of Japhet Tanganga and Ryan Sessegnon in big fixtures against the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Skipp, however, has only featured once since the Portuguese coach arrived at the club. The 19-year-old, who was given his first-team opportunity under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

While it is hoped that 19-year-old would continue his progression this season, his first team opportunities have been limited and did not head out on loan last month 

The teenager arguably faces a bigger battle than most to get into the first team with Spurs well-stocked for central midfielders at the moment with the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier and Gedson Fernandes all ahead of him.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now revealed that the Tottenham head coach likes what he has seen of Skipp in training and that the midfielder might get more game time before the end of the campaign.

Gold said: “Mourinho likes Skipp a lot. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him getting more game time this season.

“The Spurs boss has been really impressed with him in training and thinks he’s going to be a big player for the future for Tottenham.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I was extremely impressed with a maturity Skipp displayed in the few appearances he made for the first-team towards the end of last season. He not only proved that he has technical ability and tenacity to succeed at the top level but his reading of the game was quite impressive for someone so young.

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